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'''Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela''' (; 18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African Internal resistance to South African apartheid|anti-apartheid revolutionary, Politics of South Africa|politician, and Philanthropy|philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a universal suffrage|fully representative democratic election. Presidency of Nelson Mandela|His government focused on dismantling the legacy of Apartheid in South Africa|apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial conflict resolution|reconciliation. Ideologically an African nationalism|African nationalist and socialism|socialist, he served as History of the African National Congress|President of the African National Congress...
Imagesize| alt = Nelson Mandela on the eve of his 90th birthday in Johannesburg in May 2008
Order| office = 1st President of South Africa
Term start10 May 1994
Term end14 June 1999
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DeputyThabo Mbeki
F. W. de Klerk
PredecessorF. W. de Klerk
''as State President of South Africa|State President''
SuccessorThabo Mbeki
Birth date{{Birth date|1918|7|18|df=y}}
Birth placeMvezo, Cape Province, Union of South Africa
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